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Cop vs. Paramedic – Get the full story before passing judgement

A confrontation between a police officer and paramedic outside an Ohio bar, captured on bystander video, went viral last week. It started a heated debate about who — if anyone — was at fault, and whether the short glimpse of action was enough to make a judgement about the paramedic or the officer’s actions being […]

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EMS Education Tips

EMS World Expo 2016 Pre-conference Articles

I spent most of Tuesday at the World Trauma Symposium pre-conference. Two of the presentations generated EMS1 quick take articles Why crush injury is important to treat early How marijuana legalization impacts trauma If you are in New Orleans check out EMS World Expo Eats and restaurant recommendations from Catherine Counts. Follow the adventures of […]

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Facebook: Power for EMS Good or a Nefarious Tool for Evil?

In preparation for the Pinnacle EMS 2016 conference I wrote this article: How to use Facebook to announce an EMS LODD A LODD is unpredictable, but like any other low-frequency, high-consequence incidents, pre-planning is critical to how your department will communicate with personnel and to the public. My ideas on using Facebook for LODD notification  are […]

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EpiPen photos made me Flickr famous

For more than 10 years I have been writing for online trade publications (EMS1 and EMS World), posting to this blog, heavily tweeting and posting publicly to Facebook, podcasting hundreds of episodes, uploading presentations to SlideShare and just generally being an open book on the internet. But no post, Tweet, podcast, slide deck, article, YouTube […]

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Actually I am not going to ‘Think About It’

When any of these phrases lead a Facebook post, Facebook comment or blog post comment, or verbal argument I tune out. Wake up America Wake up people Think about it This didn’t happen when we were kids Sheeple What other lame rhetorical phrases cause you to tune out, turn off or, turn away?

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EMS Tips

How catastrophic is an ambulance crash?

A Reddit/EMS thread asked, How catastrophic is an ambulance crash? Like many things…it depends. This was the answer I posted (with a few edits made for this post): A few of my thoughts…from reading lots of news accounts about ambulance crashes  and knowing several ambulance crash survivors. 1. Ambulance crashes happen with distressing frequency. Crashes happen […]

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EMS chiefs, managers and aspiring EMS leaders – November Paramedic Chief Newsletter

The article 5 best practices for media appearances by EMS chiefs and field personnel was featured in yesterday’s Paramedic Chief eNewsletter, which is powered by EMS1. Any EMS leader, current or aspiring, is welcome to subscribe to the Paramedic Chief eNews from the new subscription page. Also the Paramedic Chief LinkedIn group is an open […]

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We live in a world of crazy people

As a teen and a college student my mom said to me at least 1000 times, “It’s not you that I  worry about, it’s all the crazy people in the world.” I am not sure if there are more crazy people now or if we just know more about the crazy people through their tweets, […]

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Social Media Tips

Arrowhead EMS Conference Slides

I am presenting two sessions at the Arrowhead EMS Conference in Duluth, Minnesota on Friday, January 23, 2015. Below are the slide decks. Distraction is Deadly from Greg Friese Social Media Concepts and Tools for EMS Education from Greg Friese

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EMS World Expo Social Stream #EMSWorldExpo

I missed EMS World Expo this year, but I feel like I am there by following the Twitter hashtag #EMSWorldExpo. Were you at EMS World? How have you shared your experience with those of us that were unable to attend?  One of my favorite posters is @mmbangor 4 generations now working in EMS #EMSWorldExpo pic.twitter.com/etRDheGmCG […]